A study of the influence of nutrition knowledge on the food selection habits of high school students

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Sister Mary Frances O'Connell (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Orrea Pye

Abstract: When the first draftees, representative of the manhood of the nation, were called for physical examinations at the opening of World War II, the appalling truth was revealed in figures for the first time, It was known that many of the rejections of World War I were due to health defects, but it was deemed highly improbable that the same condition existed now because of the many advances in science. Results of physical examinations proved the contrary. John D. Black quotes General Hershey, in his report to the National Nutrition Conference for Defense, in May, 1941, as having ventured an estimate that perhaps one-third of the rejections are due either directly or indirectly to nutritional deficiencies; that is about fifteen per cent of the total number that had been examined by the Selective Service up to that time. 1

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Language: English
Date: 1943
High school students $x Nutrition
High school students $x Health and hygiene
Food preferences
Food habits

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